Houston is an exciting city to live in, and most residents wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. Of course, there is the occasional downside, one of which is the maintenance required in order to keep trees healthy. During a tornado or any strong wind, trees can be destroyed or badly damaged.
Residents expect that tree removal in Houston can be costly, but we’d like you to know what a fair charge from a tree service would be. Although each tree trimming or tree removal cost is unique, we hope that you will find these ballpark estimates useful.
Factors Affecting the Final Price
Several factors affect the final price quote from a tree service, including:
- The size of the tree;
- Whether or not the tree is already on the ground;
- The proximity to power lines;
- How much work is needed;
- The health of the tree;
- How far we will need to travel to the job site.
Tree Removal Costs In Houston
Removing large trees is difficult and dangerous. While not completely comparable, lumberjacks are considered to work at one of the world’s most dangerous professions. Branches that appear secure can suddenly crack. It takes skill to ensure that a large tree is taken down without damaging buildings or surrounding structures and trees. Tree removal is not usually considered a DIY project.
- Prices quotes generally range from $512 to $1,696.
- An average price to remove a tree would be $904.
- The price will be a little lower if the tree is already on the ground.
- Taking down a large tree or a tree near a power line will cost more.
- Removing the wood will also incur an additional charge because of the extra work.
Stump Removal Costs In Houston
There are two options when wanting to remove a large stump.
- Grinding a stump below grade into wood chips, without removing the entire root system, is the least costly option, ranging between $81 to $135, depending upon the size of the stump.
- Totally removing a stump is a harder process than grinding. Expect to pay between $350 to $400.
Tree Maintenance In Houston
Tree trimming is one of the most expensive tree maintenance tasks and can take quite a while to finish.
- On average, it will cost $508 to trim a 20′ tree, with the price going up or down depending upon the size of the tree.
- If the tree is near power lines, expect to pay between $431 to $585.
- Emergency pruning and trimming services are normally charged at $250 per hour.
- If it’s necessary to remove broken or dead limbs from a large tree, it will cost roughly $1,000.
- When a tree service company doesn’t have a truck, it will be necessary for workers to climb the tree, pushing the final bill to more than $1,500.
Protect Your Valuable Trees
A tree is a valuable asset to the property, adding to the resale value of a home. Of course, most people simply love trees because they’re beautiful and provide shade, which is especially welcome on a hot Houston day. Native trees require less care and water than more exotic species, something to consider when planting new trees.
- A regular fertilization program will keep the tree at its healthiest and save you money. Keeping a tree healthy is much cheaper than trying to nurse one back to health.
- Pruning helps to keep a tree at the desired size and shape while encouraging more blooming. Removing dead branches prevents insects from moving in, bringing disease.
- Tree topping will restore beauty to many tree species.
JRP Tree Services has over 30 years of experience providing a wide variety of tree services. Our dedication to outstanding customer service is drawn from our goal of being the best in the industry. We have the know-how, equipment and, most important, the experience needed to remove or trim damaged trees or to protect the health and beauty of all trees.
Our services include:
- Tree removal and tree trimming
- Tree preservation;
- Planting new trees;
- Trimming and removing shrubs;
- Stump grinding and stump removal;
- Land clearing.
Contact JRP Tree Services today and discover for yourself how we have become one of Houston’s top tree services. Call (713) 597-4505 Today For A Free Estimate